‘Dr Horrible’ – Conquering the world in song!

Forget Mamma Mia! The musical to see this weekend is a low-budget production created for and available solely on the Internet by Joss Whedon. He wrote, produced and directed the Dr. Horrible Sing-Along Blog during the writer’s strike. It’s up now, free for a limited time and then via iTunes.

Neil Patrick Harris stars as aspiring supervillain Dr. Horrible, a nice guy with a rather misplaced sense of ambition who is in love with cute girl-next-door (Felicia Day, from the final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Nathan Fillion is his arrogant nemesis, a jerk of a musclebound superhero.

Act I went live on July 15, Act II on July 17, and Act II will be posted on July 19. All are free until July 20. Visit now. It’s fun, it’s funny, and Whedon writes better songs than you’ll hear in most new Broadway shows.

The episodes, along with other news and information, can be found here.

Author: seanax

I write the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website (www.streamondemandathome.com). I’m a contributing writer for Turner Classic Movies Online, Keyframe, Independent Lens, and Cinephiled, and the editor of Parallax View (www.parallax-view.org).. I’ve written for The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Seattle Weekly, GreenCine.com, Senses of Cinema, Asian Cult Cinema, and Psychotronic Video, among other publications, and I am a contributing editor to Parallax View.

I currently live and work in Seattle, Washington, with my two cats, Hammet and Chandler.

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